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Kim, Park, Park, and Cho: A Case Report of Rhabdomyolysis Resulting from Shock Caused by Overworking
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The purpose of this study is to report a case of Rhabdomyolysis that occurred after shock related to overworking, presenting myalgia(especially in the neck), muscular weakness, and dark urine.


A patient diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis received Korean medical treatment from November 17th to 24th. Clinical improvement was evaluated using a numerical rating scale(NRS), neck disability index(NDI), and laboratory tests which included complete blood count, kidney function, liver function, serum eletrolytes and Creatinine kinase(CK).


After treatment, myalgia, muscular weakness and dark urine each improved. Laboratory results, including CK, had decreased to within normal range.


Korean medical treatment could be effective for Rhabdomyolysis patients. Further extensive studies should be carried out.

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